I’m a huge fan of the Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, a podcast of science and skepticism, and I’ve been thinking for a while that it’d be really good to have transcripts of the episodes to facilitate linking and searching. But I couldn’t find any other project, other than a thread on the SGU forums. So I decided to put my time where my mouth is, and just do some transcribing.
It takes me about three times the amount of time to do a transcript as the podcast’s length (which is about 80 minutes), so generally a couple of nights’ work for a single SGU podcast. I guess I might be able to manage about two podcasts a week, and given that there are currently a bit over 350 podcasts in the archive, and a new one released each week, it’ll probably take me about seven years to finish them all! So… I created a wiki, sgutranscripts.org. Now we’ll just have to see if the community gets behind it, otherwise I could be here for a long time.